Area Information for Purdom Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4FH

Purdom Road in Welwyn Garden City is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Hollybush ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Welwyn Hatfield. This page combines information for the address Purdom Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4FH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of AL7 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for AL7 4FH.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Welwyn Hatfield
Ward Hollybush
Constituency Welwyn Hatfield
Region Eastern
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Purdom Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4FH:

Chambers Grove, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4FG
Layton Street, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4FE
Lawrence Hall End, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4FB
Sir John Newsom Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4FJ
Layton Street, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4FF
Chambers Grove, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4FQ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about AL7 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Purdom Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4FH is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

We have found 76 property sales in Purdom Road since the beginning of 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Purdom Road, Welwyn Garden City consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 5
Semi-Detached 25
Terraced 86
Flat (Purpose-Built) 12
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 129
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 63% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 20
Owned with Mortgage 80
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 20
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 126

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 21
Two People 28
Three People 29
Four People 39
Five People 8
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 126

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 61
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 40
C2 - Skilled manual workers 6
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 117

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Welwyn Hatfield constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Male 174
Female 192
Total 366

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around AL7 4FH has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 30% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 46
5-7 21
8-9 13
10-14 25
15 4
16-17 7
18-19 6
20-24 19
25-29 15
30-44 129
45-59 61
60-64 9
65-74 9
75-84 2
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 366

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL7 4FH does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 64
Married 160
Divorced 19
Separated 9
Widowed 5
Same Sex 0
Total 257

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 95% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 236
Good 111
Fair 15
Bad 2
Very Bad 2
Total 366

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Purdom Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 55% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 142
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 18
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 38
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 36
No GCSEs or Equivalent 11
Other 7
Total 257

Ethnic Group Embed This

Purdom Road, Welwyn Garden City can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 67% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 246
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 53
Pakistani 7
Chinese 13
Other Asian 12
Black African 18
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 6
Total 366

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Purdom Road, Welwyn Garden City), 67% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 246
Wales 8
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 10
Other 94
Total 366

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to AL7 4FH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 296
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 16
African Countries 14
Middle East or Asia 40
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 9
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 10

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 170
No Religion 89
Buddhist 2
Hindu 45
Jewish 9
Muslim 16
Sikh 4
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 30
Total 366

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Hollybush ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 55% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 139
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 34
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 12
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 3
Total 255

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 11
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 34
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 17
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 13
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 17
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 13
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 28
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 204

Purdom Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4FH is within the Welwyn Hatfield South policing neighbourhood, under the Hertfordshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In October 2020, 91 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL7 4FH.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 91 crimes committed near Purdom Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Welwyn Hatfield South
Comet Way
AL10 9SJ
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Below are the details of the closest services to AL7 4FH. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for AL7 4FH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Purdom Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4FH. The nearest railway station is Welwyn Garden City, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Welwyn Garden City 1 mile
Hatfield (Herts) 1.7 miles
Welwyn North 2.6 miles
Welham Green 3.5 miles
Brookmans Park 4.5 miles
Hertford North 4.8 miles
Bayford 5 miles
Hertford East 5.6 miles
Knebworth 5.6 miles
St Albans City 5.9 miles
Watton-at-Stone 6 miles
Potters Bar 6.2 miles
Cuffley 6.7 miles
St Albans Abbey 6.7 miles
Harpenden 6.7 miles
Park Street 7.3 miles
Ware (Herts) 7.5 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7.8 miles
Stevenage 8 miles
Crews Hill 8.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 19 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Purdom Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4FH. The nearest Tube station is High Barnet, approximately 9.4 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Purdom Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4FH. The nearest is Creswick Primary & Nursery School, approximately 120 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Creswick Primary & Nursery School 120 yards
Our Lady Catholic Primary School 530 yards
Holwell Primary School 0.6 miles
Peartree Primary School 0.7 miles
Swallow Dell Primary and Nursery School 0.9 miles
Applecroft School 1 mile
Commonswood Primary & Nursery School 1.1 miles
The Ryde School 1.1 miles
Panshanger Primary School 1.3 miles
Watchlytes Primary School 1.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Purdom Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4FH. The nearest is Stanborough School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Stanborough School 0.8 miles
Ridgeway Academy 1.4 miles
Onslow St Audreys School 2 miles
Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School 2.2 miles
Monk's Walk School 2.3 miles
Chancellor's School 4.2 miles
The Sele School 4.3 miles
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 4.6 miles
Sandringham School 4.7 miles
Beaumont School 4.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Purdom Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4FH. The nearest is Hollybush Lane Surgery, approximately 520 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hollybush Lane Surgery 520 yards
Peartree Lane Surgery 0.7 miles
Garden City Practice 0.8 miles
Hall Grove Practice 0.9 miles
Parkway Surgery 1.2 miles
Moors Walk Surgery 1.6 miles
Wrafton House Surgery 1.8 miles
Lister House Surgery 1.9 miles
Burvill House Surgery 2.1 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Purdom Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4FH. The nearest is Woodhall Dental Practice, approximately 830 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Purdom Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4FH. The nearest is New QEII Hospital, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Purdom Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4FH. The nearest is Jeremy Solomon Opticians, approximately 1 mile away.

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.


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Broadband in AL7 4FH

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Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 34 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 50.1Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 80Mbps
Average Upload Speed 14Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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